Static Electricity and Water

Frostbite Theater presents… Cold Cuts! No baloney! Just science! Hi! I’m Joanna! And I’m Steve! And this is a piece of PVC pipe! And this is a plastic cup that has a hole drilled into the bottom of it. So, when I fill it with water, it leaks out of the bottom. If I charge […]

Live Science: Static Electricity

My name is Dave and welcome to the Science Museum of Virginia. Electricity is the energy created by moving negative charges or negative ions. Over here I have a Van de Graaff generator, so let’s see what happens when negative gets near a positive. Ah what do you see? We’re experiencing a discharge of static […]

Should a Person Touch 200,000 Volts? A Van de Graaff generator experiment!

Frostbite Theater presents… Cold Cuts! No baloney! Just science! Now, what’ll happen if a person were to touch it? Or, maybe a better question is, “Should a person touch it?” [Audience] Yes! Well, maybe yes, maybe no. Do you guys know what voltage is? What does voltage measure? It’s actually a measurement of energy per […]

How to Avoid Static Electricity

How to Avoid Static Electricity. Reduce your chances of getting a nasty shock that’s not just annoying, but potentially dangerous. You will need Cotton clothing Leather-soled shoes A humidifier Dryer sheets and a key. Step 1. Wear clothes made from cotton and other natural fibers, which are low-static materials. Step 2. Wear leather-soled shoes or […]

Wimshurst Machine – In 4K Slow Motion ( Visual Static Electricity Generator Machine )

This right here. is the wimshurst machine. Welcome back. And in this episode. I have something to show you. that I’m really excited about. Okay I’m not that excited. But. I am pretty excited period because I forgot that this thing existed. Until recently. And. It’s actually something called. The wimshurst machine. So what it […]

High voltage “Air threads”

For maximum fun we want to combine… high-voltage, water, and dry ice. This is a little negative ion generator. Puts out about seven thousand volts, hooks right to AC. Couple of different places sell it. “Electronics Goldmine” is one of them. The ground goes to the power line, and that’s the negative high-voltage. And then […]